Green State | Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread

127 Ratings

Brewed by:
Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Vermont, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"A clean and satisfying quencher"

Added by acurtis on 10-27-2013

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Village Tavern in Geneseo, NY.

This one pours a light clear straw yellow, with a very small head, and not much lacing.

This smells like doughy and bready malt, with slight grassy hops.

This is quite simple, but very, very tasty. It's got a nice doughiness to the bready malt quality, with a slightly slick feel and a little bit of floral/grassy hops.

This is very light bodied and a bit thin,, with a good level of carbonation.

Zero Gravity makes some really underrated beers.

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Photo of angrybabboon
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Consumed 10/1/17

A: Yellow gold with some straw - clear - pours with a small, white head, fades to a few wisps and a minimal collar

S: Light bread, bread dough, light grains - some lager yeast, with some light spice - some light grassiness from the hops - light sweetness, almost corn-like at times - light aroma overall, if I haven't already repeated myself enough

T: Fairly simple but it works - light bread, bread dough, crackers - some light grain - some pepper from the lager yeast - mild amount of floral and grassy hops - some light sweetness - slightly earthy - could be cleaner, but does have a nice finish regardless

M: On the light side of medium, low-medium carbonation, could be more crisp

O: But what about the mountain?

I've been meaning to try Green State for a while. It's a nice, well-rounded pils. It's not entirely fair to compare it to its German counterparts, but I'm going to do it anyway; it could be crisper. Otherwise it's definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Holderness
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty decent pils that tastes a lot like many Munich Helles lagers (Jack's Abby's House Lager in particular). Simple yet well constructed. Very refreshing


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Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark straw/light gold. Has a bit of haze to it. Head strikes as a bit foamy. Very lofty to start, but fades pretty quick.

S: Straight floral honey and cracker. Hop character is kinda drummed out by a clean white bread and grassiness.

M: Light and clean. Finishes a tad heavy fit style. Well carbonated.

T: Mainly sweet malt. Herbal-lime bitterness is low to moderate. Crusty bread, honeysuckle and underripe fruit. I'm jaded by Suarez Family lagers. This is a totally acceptable American take, and something I'd drink again.

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Photo of DareOfTheHog
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.79/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Can to mug.
The appearance was a soft golden to light amber color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace.
The aroma had some soft sweet biscuits, grassy hops, mild clean white bread and a touch of lemon sweetness melding into a light fruity / almost sweet tea-like character.
The flavor was moderately sweet through the biscuit/white bready character flowing into the grassy hops and light fruity to tea-like parts. Clean bready aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was between light and medium bodied with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt on par. It's quite smooth, clean and crisp as it flows over my tongue.
Overall, pretty nice as an easy drinking lager to go with it's respected food. But as a German Pilsener, I'm not so sure. Still, I'd have again for me.

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Photo of grahuba
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Norske42
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Philcassella
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BMMillsy
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear, light gold with a green hue. Decent start to the head which leaves only a few small spots on the glass.

The malt dominates the smell with an almost fruit punch sweetness. Mellow and mild.

The taste mimics the smell with the fruity base. The hop is more pronounced but not overpowering. Full bodied, particularly for the style. Moderate carbonation. The finish has a touch of sour dairy.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of metter98
3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a large patch of bubbles covering most of the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass, and some lacing running down the sides.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grassy hops and bready malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts, but there is a light to moderate amount of bitterness from the hops, which also contribute some hints of floral and grassy flavors.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer seems to be a bit subdued compared to other pilseners, but is very easy to drink and can be considered sessionable.

Serving type: can

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Photo of ManapuaMan
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clean, crisp, drinkable. I'm not going to go deep with a review because, although this is a beer that's very well made, tasty and light on the palate, to me its meant to be enjoyed, not fussed over. It certainly could hold up to a thorough investigation but that's just not how I see it. Poured it cold into a glass, enjoyed the golden hue, bready and floral aroma and the combo of biscuit-cracker-spicy hops with a kiss of corn sweetness and downed a few of these. Sessionable in the truest sense. Buy the sixer and enjoy them on a hot day.

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Photo of ichorNet
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Excited to finally get Zero Gravity via distribution channels in Massachusetts. I've long enjoyed their Conehead Citra-hopped wheat IPA, and I've visited the taproom before (which is also an American Flatbread location, as both establishments are owned by the same people), so to see Conehead alongside their lager and pale ale in my local Craft Beer Cellar's cooler was a welcome surprise after a day of work!

Pours a clear straw-golden color with a fluffy head of mildly-retentive white foam. It seems to sink down to almost nothing pretty quickly, but the body bears a lot of solid carbonation streaming upwards, and I of course love the clarity when it comes to this style, so I'm okay with it. No lace to speak of here, but, once again, this is a decent looking beer at the end of the day.

Nose is surprisingly hoppy; floral, slightly-piney and earthy with crushed flower petals, some damp earth and light spice notes. Bold crackery malt jumps out of the glass too, bringing forth some bready undertones and a dusting of yeast as well. Slight cornbread-like notes with some sage-like herbal components buried in the back. Very solid nose with some good complexity despite the more stripped-down down-to-earth style they went for here.

Even better on the tongue, with bold hoppiness featuring floral notes and light touches of pine. Bold bready malt and a very solid, grainy body give this some oomph despite clocking in at just under 5%. Definitely getting a lot of crusty bread, light notes of honeyed malt, floral hops, some light baking spice and a tiny bit of yeast character in there. Overall as expected for the style but quite well-executed.

Feel is a touch heavier-bodied than I'd prefer for a small German pilsener, but it's not bad. Carbonation is mildly pushy but overall pretty satisfactory. This is a style I tend to be a little harsh on regarding mouthfeel, though, as it's one of the most difficult aspects of this classic style to nail completely. It's also maybe a little too bitter for its own good, too, but I think that's natural for being an American made pilsner in the modern scene. Up for debate, though, I guess. Solid stuff!

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harsley
4.12/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of utopiajane
4.18/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours just golden yellow. Just a hint of burnished color on it. A white crown that is creamy and lasts. clear and bright. Nose is powerful with malt. This malt shows texture even on the nose. It is breaddy with a golden crust and softly biscuity too. Hallertau Mittlefruh are like downy sweet earth and saaz are sweet and lengthy with herbal. The restraiend floral is like a crisp cone. The drink is sensational . Breaddy malt takes center stage with bold textures. The noble hops are potent and each one is well defined. Swift bitterness and this finishes with sweet spice form one hop married to the sweetness in the other. Plenty of bread to finish clean and crisp with a good bubble.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Review from notes, Sample at The Microbrew Invitational 6/3/2017
Slightly hazy deep yellow, bubbly white head. Rich bready pilsner malt soft floral hops light fruit and earth. Pretty nice lager.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.63/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
4.19/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yeaprolly
3.83/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Green State from Zero Gravity Craft Brewery / American Flatbread
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 127 ratings
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